- zeolite [zē′ə līt΄]n.[Swed zeolit < Gr zein, to boil (see YEAST): from its swelling up when heated]1. any of a large group of natural hydrous aluminum silicates of sodium, calcium, potassium, barium, etc., chiefly found in cavities in igneous rocks and characterized by a ready loss or gain of water of hydration: many are capable of ion exchange with solutions2. a similar natural or synthetic silicate, used for softening waterzeolitic [zē΄əlit′ik]adj.
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Zeolite — e o*lite, n. [Gr. ? to boil + lite: cf. F. z[ e]olithe.] (Min.) A term now used to designate any one of a family of minerals, hydrous silicates of alumina, with lime, soda, potash, or rarely baryta. Here are included natrolite, stilbite,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Zeolite — Zeolites (Greek, zein , to boil ; lithos , a stone ) are hydrated aluminosilicate minerals and have a micro porous structure. The term was originally coined in the 18th century by a Swedish mineralogist named Axel Fredrik Cronstedt who observed,… … Wikipedia
zéolite — zéolithe ou zéolite [ zeɔlit ] n. f. • 1783, 1756; du gr. zeô, zein « bouillonner » et lithe ♦ Minér. Silicate naturel hydraté dont les gisements se rencontrent surtout dans les cavités des laves basiques. Zéolithes artificielles. ● zéolite ou… … Encyclopédie Universelle
zeolite — zeolitic /zee euh lit ik/, adj. /zee euh luyt /, n. Mineral. any of a group of hydrated silicates of aluminum with alkali metals, commonly occurring as secondary minerals in cavities in basic volcanic rocks: used for their molecular sieve… … Universalium
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Zéolite — Zéolithe Zéolithe … Wikipédia en Français
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zeolite — noun Etymology: Swedish zeolit, from Greek zein to boil + o + Swedish lit lite, from French lite more at yeast Date: circa 1777 any of various hydrous silicates that are analogous in composition to the feldspars, occur as secondary minerals in… … New Collegiate Dictionary
zeolite — an ammonia removing, ion exchange resin used in freshwater aquaria. It also can act biologically and mechanically. Does not last long and must be regenerated by soaking in a strong salt solution for a day. Particularly useful for temporary… … Dictionary of ichthyology
zeolite — noun Any of several minerals, aluminosilicates of sodium, potassium, calcium or magnesium, that have a porous structure; they are used in water softeners and in ion exchange chromatography … Wiktionary